There are two ways of putting your home on the property market…
1. Private Sale (For Sale by owner – FSBO)
2. Estate Agent ( Immobilier )
Many people choose to sell privately ( not using an Estate Agent ) because they can deal directly with potential buyers and arrange viewing times etc. One of the main advantages of selling privately, is that the buyer does not pay estate agents commission fee’s, thus keeping the price down.
If you decide to sell the property privately, here are a few suggestions:
Place a “For Sale” sign ( A Vendre ) on the property, with your telephone number.
Create your own website about the property.
Advertise on French and English “property for sale” websites.
Place an advertisement on notice boards in shopping areas.
Advertise in local newspapers and magazines.
Content of Advertisement:
Photographs of property, garden, main rooms etc.General information, type of property and size ( square metres ) how many rooms, outdoor buildings, condition of property, local attractions etc.
Using an Estate Agent ( Immobilier ) to sell your home:
You can have as many agents as you wish to sell your home.
The agent/s will call to your home and take photographs, measure the rooms and outdoor space and write a general discription.
You tell the agent how much you want for your property and he will add his commission fee. Estate Agents commission fee’s
can vary from 4% to 10%.
The agent will place a “For Sale” sign on your property and advertise in his shop; his company website and French “property for sale” websites. He may also place the advertisement in local property magazines, brochures and newspapers
You can arrange viewing times with the agent.
Post by BJK © The South of France Guide